Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt
Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it—and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T, which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee, and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion. A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions—from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road, the boyfriend.
The rallying cry is: Don't buy; DIY. The result is hip, imaginative, crafty, and very green. There's a basic primer on techniques—knotting, sewing, braiding, lacing—plus a full tutorial on embellishing. And then an amazing range of projects. There’s fashion, of course: all-new halters and tank tops, sexy gaucho pants, a baby-doll dress, twisted shrug, and hooded scarf. But also baby gifts: Jumper for Joy, Baby Back Bib, Wild Thing Blankie. Home décor: plant hanger, wine cozy, toilet seat cover, ruffled apron, and Spastic Plastic (grocery tote). Grill mitts and bolo ties for the guys, doggie tee and stuffed cat toys, a steering wheel cover for the car, the Ants Go Marching (picnic blanket), and Beach Bum (beach caddy). Projects range from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow illustrated directions—plus, how to throw your own Tee Party.
Time to get your craft on.
Better the 2nd time around
By Miss Lorrah - November 24, 2009
I purchased the first book Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt a while back to use with my students, and we did quite a few projects out of it and my students really enjoyed it. On a whim, I purchased the second book for myself and spent 12 hours the next day tearing up t-shirts and turning them into new, fun, useful things. This book still has many ways to alter t-shirts into other wearables or "better" tops (some of which were in the first book) including a chapter specifically for the guys, but it also goes beyond wearables to things you can make and use around the house, in the car, for your kids, for your pets, and some great accessories. I have planned out half of my christmas list from ideas provided in this book, especially because its cheap, easy, and a lot of fun for me to make. If you're torn between the first and the second, I'd suggest Gen T 2.
A DIY Must Have
By Ghuy' - January 19, 2010
As a serious DIY clothing repurposer, I ordered yet another book, hoping to get a few projects from it. I was blown away by all the useful things one can do with a T-shirt. Not only are the projects presented in a way everyone can understand, but she gives you tips on how to hand-sew, make knots, weave, braid, etc. Everything from fashion to home furnishings and crafts are featured. The variations on each project make this book great for both the beginner as well as the experienced DIY enthusiast.
More stuff than the last book and cooler!!
By Ruby D. - October 23, 2009
Her first book was great, I have to say that this one is even better! for beginner's thru talented crafter's there is something for all in this book,fun hip girl stuff and if your guy has out grown his favorite vintage/ band/sports team shirt there are ways to transform it for him into a brand new cool shirt,save money on kids clothes by transforming their favorite too small to wear pieces into the cutest dresses or romper outfits and soft toys, pet toys and outfits made from your t-shirts! household linens, bags,scarves, the list goes on and on.... the book is worth more than the $11.00 it costs, you will save a bundle redesigning your t's into hip outfit's. Here's the best part, the diagrams and instructions are so easy to follow and you do not even need a sewing machine for the projects.This book has color photo's too, Get this book for yourself or a holiday gift for any-one that sews,knits or crafts.
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